A.J. Styles & Roman Reigns Switching WWE Brands Soon?

SmackDown may soon be Roman's yard.

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There have been rumors of an upcoming post-WrestleMania draft in recent weeks, but there doesn't seem to be any major plan of what it will all entail. WWE wants to freshen up both Raw and SmackDown, so moving a few big names around will help with that goal. According to PWInsider, A.J. Styles and Roman Reigns are two of the names being discussed to switch brands soon.

If the move goes down, Reigns would have the likes of The Miz, Baron Corbin, Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt to work with. Styles would have Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Sami Zayn, Braun Strowman, and perhaps a money match with Brock Lesnar to look forward to. If they turn Styles face, he could be the top star on the brand in no time.

While there's certainly things to like about the change, this is a bit of a curious move on the part of WWE. After all, the major plan for the next year is expected to be keeping Roman as the top babyface in the company. If he moves over to SmackDown, he'll be on a less watched show, and be competing with John Cena for that role.

There's no word yet on when/if the draft will take place, but we'll likely hear something shortly after WrestleMania.

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